EC-Council’s CHFI certifies individuals in the specific security discipline of computer forensics from a vendor-neutral perspective.
Computer hacking forensic investigation is the process of detecting hacking attacks and properly extracting evidence to report the crime and conduct audits to prevent future attacks.
- The computer forensic investigation process and the various legal issues involved
- Evidence searching, seizing and acquisition methodologies in a legal and forensically sound manner
- Types of digital evidence, rules of evidence, digital evidence examination process, and electronic crime and digital evidence consideration by crime category
- Roles of the first responder, first responder toolkit, securing and evaluating electronic crime scene, conducting preliminary interviews, documenting electronic crime scene, collecting and preserving electronic evidence, packaging and transporting electronic evidence, and reporting the crime scene
- Setting up a computer forensics lab and the tools involved in it
- Various file systems and how to boot a disk
- Gathering volatile and non-volatile information from Windows
- Data acquisition and duplication rules
- Validation methods and tools required
- Recovering deleted files and deleted partitions in Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
- Forensic investigation using AccessData FTK and EnCase
- Steganography and its techniques
- Steganalysis and image file forensics
- Password cracking concepts, tools, and types of password attacks
- Investigating password protected files
- Types of log capturing, log management, time synchronization, and log capturing tools
- Investigating logs, network traffic, wireless attacks, and web attacks
- Tracking emails and investigate email crimes
- Mobile forensics and mobile forensics software and hardware tools
- Writing investigative reports
Achieving the CHFI – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator certification validates that you have the knowledge and skills to detect hacking attacks, to properly obtain evidence needed to report the crime and prosecute the cybercriminal, and to conduct an analysis that enables you to prevent future attacks.
Computer crime in today’s cyber world is on the rise. Computer Investigation techniques are being used by police, government, and corporate entities globally and many of them turn to EC-Council for our Digital Forensic Investigator CHFI Certification Program.
IT professionals involved with information system security, computer forensics, and incident response.